Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 1 die Julii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. to return Saint James's Parish, Bill; and the Hawkers and Pedlars Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clargis and others:
Who said, "he was commanded by the House of Commons to return the Bill for erecting a new Parish Church, to be called St. James', wherein their Lordships made some Amendments; to which Amendments the Commons do agree."
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of a Bill sent from the Commons, for suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlers.
Improvement of Tillage, Bill.
The Earl of Aylesbury reported, "That the Committee upon the Recommitment of the Bill concerning the Improvement of Tillage, hath further considered the said Bill; and their Opinion is, That there is no Need of the Proviso to be added to that Bill, because the Matters for which the Penalties are imposed upon the Importer by the Bill, are, by the Alterations of the Bill, not required of the Importer, but of the Justices of Peace at the Quarter Sessions."
The House agreed with the Opinion of the Committee.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for Improvement of Tillage.
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments now read, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Coke and Sir John Francklyn:
To acquaint them, that this House agrees to the Bill for Improvement of Tillage, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons.
D. Bucks versus Combes et al.
ORDERED, That the Cause of the Duke of Bucks, against Combes and others, shall be heard To-morrow Morning.
E. Huntingdon's Answer to Grenvile's Petition, concerning Privilege.
The Earl of Huntingdon's Answer to the Complaint of Bernard Greenvile Esquire, concerning Privilege of Parliament, was read.
And his Lordship desired that Counsel might be heard, at the Bar, to make out his Privilege.
After some Debate;
The Question was proposed, "Whether this Cause shall be heard at the Bar To-morrow Morning?"
The Question being put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Hereupon the Order ensuing was made:
"Upon Consideration had of the Petition of Bernard Greenvile and Ann his Wife; shewing, That they have recovered a Judgement, in the Name of Mr. George Nares, against Mrs. Lewis, for Two Hundred Pounds; which said Mrs. Lewis pretending a Protection from the Right Honourable the Earl of Huntingdon, a Peer of this Realm, to obstruct the further Proceedings against her at Law; as also upon the Answer of the said Earl of Huntingdon put in thereunto this Day, and read: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel at the Bar, for the said Earl of Huntingdon to defend and maintain the Privilege claimed by the said Earl in this Case, as also Counsel for the said Bernard Greenvile against the same, on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
James versus Richardson in Error.
Upon hearing Counsel on both Parts this Day at the Bar, to argue the Errors assigned by John James, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which William Richardson is Defendant, concerning a Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber, for the reversing a Judgement in the Court of King's Bench, for the said John James, concerning Lands in Staines and Stanwell:
After due Consideration had of what was offered on either Part concerning the same, it is Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber for the said William Richardson is erroneous, and shall be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench for the said John James be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, secundum diem instantis Julii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.